Refused admission by public universities and unable to get funding from private ones, aspiring students find another way.

Pamela Voekel, Dartmouth Professor of History and the Series Editor of Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism (Columbia University Press), is featured in the New Yorker piece on education opportunities for undocumented immigrants.

Read the full story, featured in the New Yorkerhere.


Douglas Moody Wins Good Steward Award

Submitted by Alan C. Taylor on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:19am

Senior Lecturer Douglas Moody has been awarded the Presidents’ Good Steward Award for faculty by the Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Moody was nominated for the Good Steward Award for his service as the faculty adviser for the Nicaragua Cross-Cultural Educational Service Program (CCESP), an international service-learning program that is administered by the William Jewett Tucker Foundation.  The Good Steward Award is given to a member of the faculty, administration, or staff member who has contributed his or her professional expertise in service to the wider community and who has significantly advanced public service on their campus.

Out of the Archives and Into the Street

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Kelly Sundberg Seaman

This past month, passers-by in the streets of Cuzco, Peru, saw double. For the city-wide exhibit El Cusco de Martín Chambi, 32 images of the city taken by world-renowned indigenous photographer Martín Chambi early in the 20th century were enlarged and set up around the city—“in the very spaces and whenever possible from the very angles where Martín Chambi took them,” says Silvia Spitta, a professor of Spanish and of comparative literature and the Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences.

Spitta’s work with the Chambi archive was supported by an award from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s Scholarly Innovation Fund, and involved preserving and cataloging the archive’s holdings. At the same time Spitta “intervened” in the archive to make its holdings accessible to the public at large.

Video: Art History Professor Offers Views on Dartmouth’s Renowned Orozco Murals

In this video, Dartmouth Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey explains the history, artistic elements, and legacy of José Clemente Orozco’s famous murals at Dartmouth. Last month, Coffey won the prestigious 2013 Charles Rufus Morey Award for her book on Mexican muralism.

The Epic of American Civilization, which Orozco painted while he was an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth, was completed in 1934. The murals cover approximately 3,200 square feet in Baker-Berry Library.

“In terms of his broader career, these murals are essential,” Coffey says in the video. At Dartmouth “he really sort of developed as an artist—the evolution of his iconography, the themes that he likes to treat—and a growing mastery of the medium.”

Orozco Murals One of 13 New National Historic Landmarks

The Orozco mural cycle, one of Dartmouth’s greatest treasures, has been designated a national historic landmark, one of 13 new landmarks announced March 11, 2013, by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Jose Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization, created between 1932 and 1934 while Orozco was in-residence at Dartmouth, challenged traditional thinking about the development of Aztec and Anglo-American civilizations in North America. The renowned Mexican muralist conceived the murals—located in Baker-Berry Library—as a representation of a North American continent characterized by the duality of indigenous and European historical experiences.

Latina/o Studies Scholars Gather at Dartmouth

UPDATE: Due to the storm, a shorter program of panels and presentations will begin Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. in Haldeman 041.

Dartmouth welcomes scholars and activists who are shaping the future of Latina/o Studies for a two-day conference February 13-14, 2014. Sessions take place in Haldeman 041.

Set within the context of growing Latina/o presence and impact in the U.S., the meeting, says associate professor of Spanish and conference organizer Israel Reyes, “provides members of the Dartmouth community the opportunity to engage with well-established scholars and young academics and activists who are setting the research, curricular, and political agendas for the future of Latina/o Studies.”

Dartmouth ‘Intervenes’ in Peruvian Photography Archive

Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature Silvia Spitta and Dartmouth librarian Jill Baron traveled to Cuzco, Peru, in December, to organize and catalogue more than 40,000 glass plate negatives made by the late indigenous Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi.

With financing from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty’s Scholarly Innovation Fund, as well as support from the Dartmouth Library, Spitta and Baron worked with Teo Allain Chambi, the grandson of the photographer and director of the Chambi archive.

Spitta’s exhibition of Chambi’s photos, “Interventions in the Archive,” will be held in Cuzco from September 15 to October 18, 2014. The photographs will be enlarged and hung around the city, “in the very spaces where Chambi took them almost 100 years ago,” says Spitta, the Robert E. Maxwell 1923 Professor of Arts and Sciences.

These photos document life in Cuzco from 1920-1950, and capture everything from snapshots of street vendors, to formal studio portraits, to photographs of important Incan sites such as Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman.

Dissertation Fellowships Connect New Scholars to Dartmouth

This year, Dartmouth is home to three scholars fresh from the graduate programs where they have prepared their doctoral work. They are here to wrap up the final stages of their apprenticeships in academia.

The pre-doctoral fellowships support graduate scholars who have completed all other PhD requirements for a year-long residency at Dartmouth to finish their dissertations with access to the libraries, computing facilities, and faculty.

Kate Beane, from the University of Minnesota, is the Charles A. Eastman Fellow; Jessica De La Ossa, from the University of Arizona, is the César Chávez Fellow; and Jaira Harrington, from the University of Chicago, is the Thurgood Marshall Fellow.

Obama’s Inauguration Poet to Read at Dartmouth

As part of Dartmouth’s celebration of [email protected] Heritage Month, poet Richard Blanco will give a reading on October 3. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium of Moore Hall.

Blanco became the nation’s fifth inaugural poet when he read One Today at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on January 21, 2013.

The first Latino and first openly gay writer so honored, he joined Robert Frost, who read at President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, and Maya Angelou, who read at President Bill Clinton’s.

“Blanco’s poetry offers an intimate portrait of Latino and LGBT experiences,” says Associate Professor of Spanish Israel Reyes. “His visit highlights the great contributions that minority writers and artists are making to our national discourse.”

Blanco, whose memoir, “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” will be published in November, will also conduct a creative writing workshop with students on Thursday.

Dartmouth Hosts Major Symposium on Independence Movements in Latin America

Dartmouth’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese will host a major international symposium, “The Independence Effect,” examining the influences behind independence movements in Latin America. The symposium runs from Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29 and is open to the public.

The symposium includes several panel discussions as well as a guided tour of The Epic of American Civilization mural, painted in Baker Library by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. Associate Professor of Art History Mary Coffey will lead the tour on October 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.